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Sonar Festival Announces Huge Line-Up

If you weren't already thinking up a ton of reasons why you should ditch your day job and trek out to the pristine beaches and beautifully moderate climate of Spain, well, chances are you will be soon. The country's premiere electronic music festival, Sónar, has just announced its full line-up for their upcoming events in Barcelona and A Coruña. Read more » 

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  • 02/26/2010

Massive Attack to Tour US for First Time in Four Years

The last time UK trip-hop forefathers Massive Attack made it to the US, the tour followed on the heels of a contractually obliged compilation of greatest hits and unreleased materials put out in 2006. Now, with the release of Heligoland, their first studio album in seven years, Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall are making it back to North America in May for a brief stint of live performances. Read more » 

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  • 02/26/2010

Epstein's Discography Gets Reissued; Download a Free Sampler

Roberto Carlos Lange (a.k.a. Epstein) certainly knows how to keep busy, as evidenced by a string of releases under his other alias, Helado Negro, and collaborations with Prefuse 73, amongst other things. Now, Asthmatic Kitty is reissuing the entirety of his back catalog under as Epstein. To whet fans' appetites for the sounds of the back catalog, the label has also prepared a sampler of Epstein's best cuts, which is available for download here. The reissues will all be available on February 28, and the new Epstein album, When Man Gets Full He Falls Asleep, comes out on March 10. Read more » 

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  • 02/26/2010

Video Premiere: VOICEsVOICEs "Origins"



LA shoegazers VOICEsVOICEs' new Origins EP has been garnering accolades from all over the musical landscape, and with lush production by Prefuse 73, it's easy to understand why. Read more » 

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  • 02/25/2010

Communikey Festival Announces Lineup

Boulder, Colorado, might not be known as a hotbed of electronic music, but the lovely mountain city is hosting what promises to be one of spring's best US festivals in mid-April. With a list of performers—many making their Rocky Mountain State debuts—that includes Akufen, Dave Aju, Lucky Dragons, Luke Hess, and White Rainbow, a host of sounds and scenes will be rubbing elbows at the third edition of this annual festival, which also boasts the usual exhibitions, workshops, and so on. Read more » 

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  • 02/25/2010

Martin Kemp Comes to the US for Select Shows

The 2-step/funky/garage/bass sound of Martin Kemp is coming to the US for two very special nights. The London-based DJ and producer will be making his American debut at San Francisco's new Icee Hot party on February 27, then hopping across the continent to play Brooklyn's TURRBOTAX® on March 4. Read more » 

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  • 02/25/2010

London's Plastic People Under Fire

Popular Shoreditch-area club Plastic People has come under fire from the local Hackney town council over concerns about crime prevention and public nuisance claims. Though the council hearing regarding the club's license isn't until March 31, the prospect of losing Plastic People has generated an outpouring of support and appreciation from club-goers all over the world. Read more » 

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  • 02/24/2010

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